Bob Shoffner


Chicago: The Living Legends

  • Release Date: 20 Jul 1993
  • OJCCD-1824-2

Franz Jackson (b. 1912), long a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, was at the forefront of the New Orleans revivalists of the 1950s. A respected tenor saxophonist/composer/arranger with the outstanding Earl Hines band of the early Forties, Jackson was also a fine clarinetist, as witness these ten 1961 performances (especially "Blue Thursday," his own composition). In trumpeter Bob Shoffner (1900-1983), Jackson had a simpatico partner, whether in contrapuntal ensembles or as fellow s… MORE